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Part 1: Monday, July 13 | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (PDT)

Part 2: Tuesday, July 14 | 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. (PDT)

Part 3: Wednesday, July 15 | 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. (PDT)

The virtual UC experience begins at the Plenary Session

Headshots featuring Jack Dangermond and two other presenters surrounded with swirling, colorful map designs

Be moved by inspiring stories

Jack Dangermond, Esri staff, and special guests will share their powerful stories on how GIS is making a difference in the world.

Learn about new technology

See demonstrations of the latest technology and capabilities in ArcGIS that will empower you to take your work to the next level.

Three days of the Plenary Session

Engage with your GIS community during the three-part Plenary Session—beginning at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) each day of the virtual Esri UC.

Part 1

GIS—Interconnecting Our World

Monday, July 13 | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (PDT)

Jack Dangermond, President, Esri

Over the course of just a few months, the world turned upside down. Through the global pandemic, we see the connection of systems across national, state, and local governments; private businesses; individuals; and all of society. We also see how GIS facilitates an interconnection of these systems and the important role technology plays in moving us forward. GIS provides us with a scientific understanding to create more resilient communities and a safer world.

In part 1 of the virtual Esri UC Plenary Session, Jack Dangermond will explore how the nervous system of our world has never been more interconnected than it is today. See demonstrations of new technologies that facilitate the interconnection of these systems, as we use GIS to lead the way forward.

Part 2

GIS—Interconnecting Our World: ArcGIS Technology and Applications

Tuesday, July 14 | 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. (PDT)

Esri Staff

In part 2 of the virtual Esri UC Plenary Session, hear from Esri staff as they share the latest in ArcGIS technology and applications. Learn how these tools can be applied to meet a variety of business challenges around the world.

Discover how the use of new technology and enhancements in ArcGIS support the continuity of business operations and crisis management. See how using these powerful tools helps us all build safer, more resilient communities and an interconnected society as we continue the battle against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Part 3

GIS—Interconnecting Our World: Making Geographic Knowledge Pervasive

Wednesday, July 15 | 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. (PDT)

Hosted by Jack Dangermond, President, Esri

Special Guests
Dr. Vicki Phillips, Executive Vice President and Chief Education Officer, National Geographic Society
Jeffrey Sachs, President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, UN SDG Advocate, and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University

This 60-minute finale will provide you with an actionable vision to move your GIS forward for generations to come. Hear how thought leaders are enabling global sustainability by making geographic knowledge pervasive across education, science, and society.

Dr. Vicki Phillips, Executive Vice President and Chief Education Officer for the National Geographic Society, will join Jack Dangermond to discuss the many ways geography and spatial thinking play a vital role in multidisciplinary education. Learn how Esri and the National Geographic Society are partnering to develop spatial solution seekers.

Jeffrey Sachs, a world-renowned economist, professor, and author, will share his vision on how the monitoring and analysis of data will help us achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals. He will challenge us to engage deeper with information to interconnect society for a more sustainable future.

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